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Silent Moves

Town Hall Theatre

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What happens when you fall in love with the wrong man?  The story of a love triangle, Silent Moves explores the real challenges faced by people with disabilities in our society: freedom to work, make friends, fall in love, marry,move freely in the world and make their own choices.

Described by audiences as ‘the most amazing, thought-provoking, witty and emotional film I have ever seen’, Silent Moves is simple story told in the way of old films, with slapstick comedy, pathos and humour, exploring the very real challenges faced by people with disabilities in our society: freedom to work, make friends, fall in love, marry, move freely in the world and make their own choices. Inspired by the classic black and white silent films of Buster Keaton and Charlie Chaplin with a strong emphasis on movement and mime, Silent Moves is both moving and hilarious.

This engaging project focused on developing skills in stop motion animation, film, script development and performance techniques. Irish dance artist and choreographer Emma O’Kane, worked alongside visual artist Aideen Barry as the collective talents of the 30 group members group developed their ideas and storyboards.

The film will be accompanied by a live ensemble performing the film’s soundtrack at each evening screening, as well as unique ‘Meet the Makers’ post show discussions.

‘Movie Magic’ – Cara Magazine

‘Managing to entertain and bring great joy & laughter while informing human rights’ – Emily Logan, Chief Commissioner, Irish Human Rights & Equality Commission